Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985. The band consists of vocalist Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Chris Chaney.
Founded by Farrell and original bass guitarist Eric Avery following the disintegration of Farrell's previous band Psi Com, Jane's Addiction was one of the first bands from the early 1990s alternative rock movement to gain both mainstream media attention and commercial success in the United States. Jane's Addiction's first release was a self-titled live album in 1987 and quickly caught the attention of Warner Bros. Records. The band's first two studio albums, Nothing's Shocking and Ritual de lo habitual, were released to widespread critical acclaim, and an increasing cult fanbase. As a result, Jane's Addiction became icons of what Farrell dubbed the "Alternative Nation". The band's initial farewell tour, in 1991, launched the first Lollapalooza, which has since become a perennial alternative rock festival.
The band briefly reunited in 1997, with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers replacing Avery on bass guitar.

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In 2008, Jane's Addiction announced its third official reunion, one made particularly special by the return of its "classic" lineup: essential frontman and ringleader Perry Farrell, along with guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Eric Avery. The latter's appearance was especially noteworthy since he had more or less refused to participate in the group's previous encore acts. This was short-lived, however, and by 2010 Avery had tired of what he dubbed "the Jane's Addiction experiment." Undeterred, Farrell began writing the new material that would become The Great Escape Artist, eventually filling in Avery's old spot for the recording with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. His dark but funky approach to bass playing and expansive approach to production is a good match for The Great Escape. While many of the ten tracks feature the heavy, proggish leanings of classic Jane's Addiction, they also come updated with the latest electronic bells and whistles. Farrell has cited Muse and Radiohead as influences, and those bands' bombastic but melodic flourishes are felt on slow-burner songs like "Curiosity Kills," which hinges on soaring "wooah-ohhs" and reverb-heavy guitar strums, or "Broken People," which is straight-up Anglophilic pop rock.

"Irresistible Force," a track built on vaguely Eastern-sounding, circling drums and a final squall that sounds almost religiously ecstatic, recalls Jane’s Addiction’s gloomy psychedelic roots. Farrell, meanwhile, remains in fine form, his signature reedy croon still intact -- even more robust, probably, thanks to healthier life habits. Lyrically, though, he shoots less for gleeful abstraction and more for "mature" introspection on this album. "Splash a Little Water on It" is a thinly veiled metaphor for nurturing a romantic relationship, and "Ultimate Reason" is also a fairly literal recounting of escaping addiction thanks, in part, to a woman's love. The album’s closer, "Words Right Out of My Mouth," is an aggressively charging update of '90s alterna-rock. They may be older and wiser but Farrell and company remind us they'll never be boring.
In 2008, Jane's Addiction announced its third official reunion, one made particularly special by the return of its "classic" lineup: essential frontman and ringleader Perry Farrell, along with guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Eric Avery. The latter's appearance was especially noteworthy since he had more or less refused to participate in the group's previous encore acts. This was short-lived, however, and by 2010 Avery had tired of what he dubbed "the Jane's Addiction experiment." Undeterred, Farrell began writing the new material that would become The Great Escape Artist, eventually filling in Avery's old spot for the recording with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. His dark but funky approach to bass playing and expansive approach to production is a good match for The Great Escape. While many of the ten tracks feature the heavy, proggish leanings of classic Jane's Addiction, they also come updated with the latest electronic bells and whistles. Farrell has cited Muse and Radiohead as influences, and those bands' bombastic but melodic flourishes are felt on slow-burner songs like "Curiosity Kills," which hinges on soaring "wooah-ohhs" and reverb-heavy guitar strums, or "Broken People," which is straight-up Anglophilic pop rock.

"Irresistible Force," a track built on vaguely Eastern-sounding, circling drums and a final squall that sounds almost religiously ecstatic, recalls Jane’s Addiction’s gloomy psychedelic roots. Farrell, meanwhile, remains in fine form, his signature reedy croon still intact -- even more robust, probably, thanks to healthier life habits. Lyrically, though, he shoots less for gleeful abstraction and more for "mature" introspection on this album. "Splash a Little Water on It" is a thinly veiled metaphor for nurturing a romantic relationship, and "Ultimate Reason" is also a fairly literal recounting of escaping addiction thanks, in part, to a woman's love. The album’s closer, "Words Right Out of My Mouth," is an aggressively charging update of '90s alterna-rock. They may be older and wiser but Farrell and company remind us they'll never be boring.
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